Planta Med 2014; 80 - LP71
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1395107

Phenolic constituents from Ammania auriculata Wild: Structures, antioxidative activity and cytotoxicity

M Nawwar 1, N Ayoub 2, M El-Raey 1, E Mostafa 4, U Lindequist 3, O El Dahshan 2 M Linscheid 5, et al
  • 1Department of Phytochemistry and Plant Systematics, National Research Cente, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt
  • 2Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacognosy, Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
  • 3Institute of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Biology, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, D-17487 Greifswald, Germany
  • 4October University for Modern Sciences and Arts 6th October City, Egypt
  • 5Department of Chemistry Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Brook-Taylor-Str. 2, room 0'201 12489 Berlin-Adlershof, Germany

Chemical investigation of Ammania auriculata WILLD. whole plant extract resulted in the identification of 23 polyphenolic compound for the first time from this plant, including two hitherto unknown flavonoids; kaempferol 3-O-β-(6”-galloylglucopyranoside)-7-O-β-glucopyranoside (13) and its quercetin (14) analogue [1]. The structures of all isolated compounds(1 – 23) were elucidated by conventional methods, spectroscopic analysis, including one dimension and two dimension NMR as well as by high resolution electrospray ionization mass spectromety. The whole plant extract and some of the isolated compounds were investigated for their antioxidant activities, determined by the 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and Oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC-assay),[2] and for their cytotoxicity against the keratinocyte cell line HaCaT using the neutral red assay (NRU) and cell cycle analysis [3]. Compounds 1, 3, 4, 7, 9 and 14 significantly inhibited reactive oxygen species production with An half maximal effective dose (ED50) values between 3.22 and 9.79 µg/ml. Compounds 1, 9 and 20 showed cytotoxic activity against HaCaT cells, with half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) values of 84.1; 82.1 and 184.2 µg/ml, respectively.

Keywords: Ammania auriculate, polyphenols, kaempferol 3-O- β-(6”-galloylglucopyranoside)-7-O-β-glucopyranoside, quercetin 3-O- β-(6”-galloylglucopyranoside)-7-O-β-glucopyranoside


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